Three events from NC RIoT (NC Regional Internet of Things) highlight upcoming events on the region’s tech calendar. Plus, don’t forget WRAL TechWire’s “Full Steam Ahead Awards” party.

The NC RIoT events

“Developer Day”

April 21, 8 am – 4 pm, IBM Fitness and Recreation Facility

RIoT ED Developer Day brings together the top hardware and software companies with our region’s developer and engineering workforce. This half day workshop is a hands-on event, and a chance to touch, feel, and learn about the latest technologies from the companies and teams building them.

This event is specifically for software and hardware engineers, the product teams that they work with, and will be highly technical.

Host sponsor is IBM, and the event takes place at their Recreation Center in RTP. We are limited to 125 attendees for Developer Day.

Agenda for the day:

8am – Doors open and registration
9am – RIoT Intro and Welcome
9:10am – Keynote by IBM’s Chris O’Connor, GM of IOT
9:30 – 10:45 – Workshop 1
11:00 – 12:15 – Workshop 2
12:15 – 12:45 – Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 – Workshop 3
2:15 – 3:30 – Workshop 4

Workshops: Attendees will choose to attend 3-4 concurrent 90 minute sessions. This will give engineers plenty of time speak with representatives from the participating companies and to get hands-on time with their products.
Participating Companies

  • STMicroelectronics
  • NXP
  • IBM
  • ACS
  • Nordic Semiconductor

Get details at:

Other IoT Events

  • IoT & Predictive Analytics Workshop – April 13 in Greensboro: IBM and UNC Greensboro host a workshop on April 13th in Greensboro on Internet of Things and Predictive Analytics. NC RIoT Co-Founder Larry Steffann will be the Master of Ceremonies

Event registration:

  • Mobility Summit – April 13 in Durham: RIoTers attend free with promo code NCRIOT. This conference includes big names like Eric Ellis, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for NC and Josh Robertson of Smashing Boxes. Visit for info and registration.

Full Steam Ahead Awards

The WRAL TechWire Full Steam Ahead Awards party is April 26 in Durham.


Other events

Here’s a list of local events as compiled by our friends at Innovate Raleigh:


April and beyond​​

  • Tech Talent South: Kids Code (FREE) – Starts April 12th at HQ Raleigh
  • Patent Searching for Entrepreneurs – Wednesday, April 13th at 8:00am at Duke IEI
  • Inaugural InnovateEDU Summit – Wednesday, April 13th at 9:00am at NC Museum of History (SOLD OUT)
  • InnovateEDU: College Edition – Wednesday, April 13th at 4:00pm at Shaw University
  • RTP 180: Women in Tech – Thursday, April 14th at 5:00pm at The Frontier
  • Lulu eGames Pitch & Awards Ceremony – Thursday, April 14th at 4:00pm at TBD
  • ProductCampRTP Spring Unconference – Saturday, April 16th, 9am to 5pm, at Metlife
  • 15th Annual Charlotte Venture Challenge – Tuesday, April 19th at NC Research Campus
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast – Thursday, April 21st at 8:00am at Hunt Library
  • Startup Grind Raleigh hosts James Avery – Thursday, April 21st at 6:00pm at HQ Raleigh
  • WTW’s Full Steam Ahead Awards, in Durham
  • Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs: Mentoring – Tuesday, April 26th at 3:30pm at HQ Raleigh
  • DIG South – April 26th-28th in Charleston, SC
  • Women in Tech Conference – Saturday, April 30th at McKimmon Center

May and beyond

  • VentureHacked: Speed Investing & Lessons Learned – Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00pm at HQ Raleigh
  • Game UX Summit hosted by Epic Games – Thursday, May 12th at Durham Convention Center
  • Band Together: Main Event – Saturday, May 14th at Red Hat Amphitheater
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast – Thursday, May 19th at 8:00am at RTP HQ
  • Startup Grind hosts Cindy Whitehead (Sprout Pharma) – Thursday, May 19th at 6:00pm at Alexandria Real Estate HQ
  • Moogfest 2016 – May 19th-22nd in Downtown Durham
  • 3rd Annual Innovatours – Friday, June 3rd at 5:00pm in Downtown Raleigh
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast – Thursday, June 16th at 8:00am at Hunt Library
  • 5th Annual Innovate Raleigh Summit – Thursday, August 25th at 5:00pm in Downtown Raleigh

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  • 1 Million Cups:
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  • ACM Raleigh: (New Group)
  • Apache Apex (Native Hadoop)- Raleigh Chapter: (New Group)
  • AWS Raleigh: (New Group)
  • Big Data Developers:
  • BMES RTP Industry Chapter: (New Group)
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  • Intent – A UI/UX Design Meetup:
  • Internet Marketing Mastermind Group:
  • Lean Startup Circle RTP:
  • NC’s Regional Internet of Things:
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  • NC Triangle Android Meetup:
  • NC Triangle Crowdfunders Meetup:
  • North Carolina Startup: Idea to IPO:
  • Project Falcon – Sharing Web Development Approaches: (New Group)
  • PyData Triangle: (New Group)
  • Raleigh Building Agile Clouds w/ Open Stack:
  • Raleigh-Durham Web Design Meetup:
  • Raleigh DevOps Networking Meetup:
  • Raleigh/Durham PowerBI User Group: (New Group)
  • Raleigh Epic Mastermind Meetup:
  • Raleigh Independent Game Developers:
  • Raleigh Popup Coworking Group:
  • Raleigh Software Development Meetup:
  • Raleigh Solopreneur Lunch Meetup:
  • Refresh the Triangle:
  • Research Triangle Analysts:
  • Research Triangle EdTech Meetup:
  • RTP 180:
  • RTP New Tech:
  • RTP AI-Machine Learning Meetup:
  • Stacked! Building Better Developers:
  • Stacki Durham: (New Group)
  • SW Wake Small Business Owners Meetup: (New Group)
  • Tech Talent South:
  • The Nest: (New Group)
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